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Certain features of Sigma-Aldrich.com will be down for maintenance the evening of Friday August 18th starting at 8:00 pm CDT until Saturday August 19th at 12:01 pm CDT.   Please note that you still have telephone and email access to our local offices. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Standards for Personal Care and Cosmetic Products

Beauty with Safety!

The manufacture and safety of cosmetics and personal care products is regulated in many countries. In the European Union (EU) certain natural and synthetic cosmetic ingredients require approval of their safety. Banned substances are listed in the EU regulation No. 1223/2009 on cosmetic products (effective in 07/2013), which does also include the ban of animal testing for cosmetic ingredients and finished products.

Our comprehensive and still expanding portfolio includes more than 300 neats and 100 single component solutions focusing on EU-banned substances to ensure the safety and quality of cosmetic products. Furthermore, we offer certified reference materials (TraceCERT), which are produced in our accredited laboratory fulfilling both ISO 17025 and ISO Guide 34.